Step 1. From the Metro


For those with kids especially, for your ease and convenience you might wish to bring your own car to Batangas Port. The South Luzon Expressway upgrading works are complete and connects directly to the Star Tollway which in turn takes you right to the gates of Batangas Port.

Driving time from Manila to the port is 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins and there is secure and inexpensive parking available close to the pier. If you are spending a longer time in the area and would like to have the benefit of your vehicle during your stay, there is now a RoRo ferry service between Batangas and Puerto Galera, alternatively you might wish to travel on one of the RoRos that ply between Batangas and Calapan. The drive from Calapan to Tribal Hills takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins but does enjoy the bonus of passing by the Tamaraw Falls waterfall and wonderful sea views along the road.


There are frequent services direct to Batangas Port from bus stations located at Taft Ave., Buendia and Cubao. There is also a tourist bus sevice available, Sikat, departing at 8:30 daily from the City State Tower Hotel in Malate. Travel time to Batangas by bus is approximately 2 hours.

Step 2: Batangas - Puerto Galera Crossing

There are numerous banca boat services providing transportation from Batangas Port to Puerto Galera. In the morning there are several sailings every hour. The body of water that lies between Luzon and the island of Mindoro is known as the Verde Island Passage and is so called because of Verde Island which sits in the center of the channel midway between Batangas and Puerto Galera.The banca boats which make the crossing are large, well equipped vessels manned by well trained crews and complete with a full complement of life jackets.

Crossing on a banca generally takes about 1 hour and 15 mins. In additition to the many banca boats available there is also the RoRo which, in addition to vehicles also carries passengers. The RoRo is a slower vessel which takes 1 hour and 30 mins to 2 hours to complete the crossing.

Step 3: Puerto Galera - Tribal Hills Mountain Resort

On arrival and departure we will arrange free shuttle transfer from a designated collection point at White Beach to Tribal Hills and vice versa.

From Resort, we have Free Shuttle Service that operates everyday with a round trip from the resort to and from Annual Beach, Talipanan and White Beach, available at 6:0am - 10:00pm, PST.  Trips beyond 10:00pm, PST can be arranged at additional costs.